Demián Bichir

1 Aug 1963


Demián Bichir Nájera (August 1, 1963, height 5' 10" (1,78 m)) is a Mexican actor. Both of his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and brothers Odiseo and Bruno Bichir are actors. He was married to singer Lisset Gutiérrez.

He started his acting career at the age of 14 in the telenovela Rina with Ofelia Medina. His second acting role was as an adult in Vivir enamorada both telenovelas were during his years with Televisa. The following year he obtained a role in his first movie, the American production Choices of the Heart. He then continued his acting roles in telenovelas with film productions of Mexico, Spain and the United States. His movie Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) broke box-office records in Mexico becoming the #1 movie in the history of Mexican cinema until El crimen del Padre Amaro. The MTV Movie Awards-México created a special category "Mejor Bichir en una Película" ("Best Bichir in a movie") because of the many films the Bichir siblings act in every year. He earned this award for Bendito infierno, in which he co-stars with Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz and Gael García Bernal. His American debut occurred when he depicted Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's 2008 biopic Che, on the life of revolutionary Che Guevara.

Recently he has been exposed to a wider American audience with his recurring role as Esteban Reyes, the corrupt mayor of Tijuana and love interest of Nancy Botwin in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the Showtime comedy series Weeds.


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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2020)
···The Grudge
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Goodman)
(movie, 2018)
···The Nun
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Burke)
(movie, 2017)
···Alien: Covenant
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carl Lope)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Miguel)
(movie, 2016)
···Good Kids
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Yaco)
(movie, 2016)
···7:19, la hora del temblor
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Fernando Pellicer)
(movie, 2015)
···The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Role: Actor (as Bob)
(movie, 2014)
···Words with Gods
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Son (ep. "God's Blood - La sangre de Dios"))
(movie, 2014)
···Muerte en Buenos Aires
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Inspector Chávez)
(movie, 2013)
···Dom Hemingway
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Fontaine)
(movie, 2013)
···Machete Kills
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mendez)
(movie, 2013)
···The Heat
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Hale)
(movie, 2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alex)
(movie, 2011)
···A Better Life
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Carlos Riquelme)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Miguel Hidalgo)
(movie, 2010)
···The Runway
Role: Actor (as Ernesto)
(movie, 2008)
···Che: Part One
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Fidel Castro)
(movie, 2008)
···Che: Part Two
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Fidel Castro)
(movie, 2006)
···Fuera del cielo
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Malboro)
(movie, 2005)
···American Visa
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Actor (as Professor Mario Alvarez)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Miguel)
(movie, 2003)
···Sin noticias de Dios
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Manny)
(movie, 2002)
···Ciudades oscuras
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mario)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, Romance, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Manolo)
(movie, 2001)
···Sin noticias de Dios
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Manny)
(movie, 2000)
···Todo el poder
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Gabriel)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cacomixtle)
(movie, 1999)
···Sexo, pudor y lágrimas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Tomas)
(movie, 1997)
···Perdita Durango
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Catalina)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rio)
(movie, 1994)
···Hasta morir
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mauricio)